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Old 11-30-2008, 04:40 PM   #1
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Default What do you put in your salads?

Im trying to renew my love of salads, but I always eat the same old thing (which is quite good but getting a little boring). I usually have (about 4 or 5 times a week) a mixed/tossed green salad with different chopped veggies, avocodo, chick peas, and a balsamic vinigrette.
Anyone do anything extra interesting to mix up the boring salad?
Im having a hard time wanting my boring one anymore.
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Old 11-30-2008, 05:36 PM   #2
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Thumbs up Button Mushrooms

Slice a couple of white button mushrooms for a nice flavor.
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Try adding fruit. I personally don't like the combination of fruit and vegetables but a lot of people do. Basalmic is a great dressing for veggies and/or fruit so maybe a dressing including that would be nice.
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:09 PM   #4
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I love this home made dressing

olive oil
lemon
fresh smooshed garlic
salt

All to taste. It's so delicious and goes with any veggie salad.
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:14 PM   #5
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Tomato
Kalamata olives
Different varieties of lettuce
Avocado
Low fat balsamic dressing
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:16 PM   #6
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^^ hehe erinmagill just realised that is almost EXACTLY the salad you said was boring I would suggest adding olives and feta, but they're not exactly weight loss godsends (delicious though!)
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Old 11-30-2008, 07:15 PM   #7
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I usually make two types of salad: one has lettuce, shredded carrot, cherry tomatoes, almonds, and light italian dressing

The other is more of a taco salad: lettuce, black beans, sometimes corn, sometimes cheese, salsa, avocado, sometimes even refried beans, and then crumbled tortilla chips (go light on them, those things are lethal!)
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Old 11-30-2008, 08:03 PM   #8
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Thanks guys! There are some good ideas here!
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I love salads! I keep the following toppings around and mix and match as my mood dictates:

romaine
spinach
chard
broccoli
soyfeta (it's very surprisingly like the real stuff but way lower calorie)
facon bacon
sunflower seeds
pumpkin seeds
bacos (vegan! whoda thunk)
carrots
onion
tomato
avocado
green peas
edamame
chick peas
shrooms
corn
avocado
grapes
pomegrante
olive oil and vinegar for dressing
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I wouldnt have thought of putting corn in a salad...Sounds good!
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mmm i love edamame on salads! and avocado! you wrote that one twice... is that just cos it's soooooo good? =)

i also really like baby spinach with walnuts and dried cranberries.

there was also a salad my mom made with candied pecans and pears - also w/ blue cheese, but you can skip that if you're vegan or just don't like it.
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he he or because I'd really like an avocado right now??!!

mmm nuts - how did I forget nuts on salads? yum!
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^^ hehe erinmagill just realised that is almost EXACTLY the salad you said was boring I would suggest adding olives and feta, but they're not exactly weight loss godsends (delicious though!)
Olives are great for dieting, IMO. Strong flavor so you don't need a ton, but a serving of, say, 5 olives might be around 20 calories (depends on size).
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I'm not a vegetarian, but you ladies have given me so many ideas to spruce up my boring daily salad I just had to share....

A lady from work brought in the best salad for a potluck, I had to get the recipe, I took it to my ma's for Thanksgiving and got rave reviews from my very meat and potatoes family.

Romaine, crasins, cashews, one apple, one pear, and mozzarella (which you could sub) the dressing was lemon juice, veg oil, sugar, poppy seeds. It was the best salad I've ever had...even better than at an restaurant.
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I love avocado in my salads, also beans!! Garbanzo beans and kidney beans are great as well as black beans. You can even put in some baked tofu if you like.
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